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Miss Maha and the City

August 2011 By Maha Kashani Given my Middle Eastern descent, I’m no stranger to the heat, but even I had a hard time braving the elements last month. Besides the heat wave, July provided great entertainment with events like CityFolk, Americana, the Temptations at the Fraze and the 37th Dayton Air Show. Plus, our own […]

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Miss Maha and the City

July 2011 By Maha Kashani Can you believe this is my first anniversary of MMATC? Wow, time flies! As I look back on the past 12 months, it has been such a neat experience digging deeper into the robust arts, culture and entertainment options that our wonderful community has to offer. I’ve loved sharing them […]

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Miss Maha and the City

June 2011 By Maha Kashani Is it summer yet? Mother Nature has been quite bipolar this year, so I can barely tell. Besides the flip-flop between high 70s and cold/rainy weather we experienced in May, the first full month in my new loft at the Cannery has been amazing. I’m within walking distance of almost […]

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Miss Maha & the City

May 2011 By Maha Kashani It’s official. Miss Maha is FINALLY a resident of downtown Dayton. After six months of searching and patiently waiting, I finally found the perfect loft in the city. I have been a resident of the Dayton region for 16 years but, besides my undergraduate years at the University of Dayton, […]

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Critic’s Pick: YP’s 4/12/11

Calling all creatives . . . . . . . . . . . By Maha Kashani Can a young professional with a creative mind really help make a difference in this community? The answer is YES! The 2011 UpDayton Young Creatives Summit is your opportunity to make your voice heard on issues that matter […]

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Miss Maha and the City

April 2011 By Miss Maha Spring is finally here! Oh, how I’ve waited so patiently for warm weather to grace me with it’s presence. This is my favorite season and April is always an exciting month. We’ll pull pranks on April Fools Day, find out if Dayton will land a NASA shuttle at the Air […]

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Miss Maha and the City

March 2011 By Maha Kashani I love that spring is almost here. This is an especially exciting time of year for me as I will be celebrating the Iranian New Year, called Norooz, on the first day of spring and my birthday just happens to follow on March 31, officially the 11th of Farvardin. All […]

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Debate Forum: Left 2/16/11

High-speed rail can’t wait By Maha Kashani “There’s a fundamentally new competition going on in the rest of the world,” said Vice President Joe Biden on Feb. 8 when he announced the six-year, $53 billion plan to invest in high-speed rail for the future of our nation. I cannot understand how the rest of the […]

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Turning the beat around

Miss Maha does the Tango … By Maha Kashani   When Stephanie Ricker from A Special Wish Foundation approached me at a Generation Dayton event and asked, “Hey Maha, can you dance?” I laughed and responded, “Give me a couple cocktails with some good music and sure I can dance!” I did NOT expect to […]

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Miss Maha and the City – February

February Happenings By Maha Kashani Happy New Year Daytonians!! My 2011 has taken off with a bang since returning from Iran. I had an amazing time visiting with family, reconnecting with my roots and being immersed in Persian culture. I’d love to share my journey with you, so please check out the photos from my […]

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Gary Leitzell’s first year as mayor

Gary Leitzell’s first year as mayor by Maha Kashani Dayton City Mayor Gary Leitzell has survived his first year in office, but what a roller coaster ride 2010 was. His rookie year as mayor was not all sunshine and roses; it came with major challenges and harsh criticisms. Although he has been labeled a “no-show” […]

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Miss Maha and the City

January 2011 By Maha Kashani Salam and greetings from Iran. I can’t believe we are officially at T-minus two days until 2011. Wish I had some New Year’s Eve activities to enjoy out here, but because the Iranian New Year isn’t until the first day of spring, there won’t be much action on Friday night. […]

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Facts about the 3C Passenger Rail

Hello everyone!! I have spent a lot of time researching and I have 2 goals with this post. 1) I’d like to inform the public. 2) I’d like to hear what the opposition to the 3C Passenger Rail has to say after reading this information. Please try to read this whole post so you are […]

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Miss Maha And The City

Best bets for November By Maha Kashani Can you believe it’s almost Turkey Season?! The beautiful trees have started turning vibrant shades of red, orange and yellow. I love it! But hold on, October isn’t over just yet. This weekend is one of my FAVORITE weekends of the year, and I can’t wait to see all […]

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I love the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra!

Heading out to see Mozart’s Eternal Requiem at the Schuster Center tonight! This is my first DPO performance of the year, so I’m excited to be carried away by the vibrant sounds of our wonderful orchestra with the world class acoustics of the Mead Theatre!

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Nobody Sleeps in Turandot

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Love thaws the ice queen with the Dayton Opera The scale and spectacle of Turandot is something not to be […]

Jackie in Wonderland

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Dayton Philharmonic backs prodigy Jackie Evancho at Schuster Jackie Evancho will sing opera favorites as well as her new more […]

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DVAC auction returns to Sinclair’s Ponitz Center Attendees can appreciate local artists while socializing with their friends and family. By […]

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Tracy McElfresh sews, up-cycles, and blogs her fashion forward McElfresh is fan of vivid colors and bold patterns in her […]

A new class at the old school

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Dayton Funk Forever brings the spirit of 70s soul to Oscar’s (L-R) Joseph Hamp, Patrick Coyne, Brandon Guthrie, Adam Uhlenhake, […]